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2 volumes. 8vo. Vellum spines over patterned paper boards. Spines stamped in black and gilt. Closed tear to lower front joint of volume two. some soiling to spines. Title page on volume two started. VG. THE SET:
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Fairy tales are the simplest and purest expressions of the collective unconscious and thus offer the clearest understanding of the basic patterns of the human psyche. This collection brings together two European traditions.
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(Wordsworth Library Collection). This economical one-volume publication includes all 168 tales, including: The Red Shoes, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Tinder-Box, The Ugly Duckling, and the Emperor's New Clothes. 1,183p.
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Two rascals sell a vain emperor an invisible suit of clothes.
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Despite being neglected by the emperor for a jewel-studded bird, the little nightingale revives the dying ruler with its beautiful song.
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A gorgeous new edition of the time-honored story with the lively and detailed illustrations of Virginia Lee Burton. Now part of the Folk Tale Classics series!
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A young girl feels a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds and proves that she is a real princess.
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A retelling of the classic tale about a princess who comes in from the rain and is given shelter by the queen, who then, unbeknownst to the princess, gives her guest a test to determine if the princess is truly who she claims to be.
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A retelling of the story about a soldier who encounters a witch with promises of material gain. The soldier eventually learns the secret of the witch's tinderbox and her three magical dogs. Each of the dogs grant him a wish, at the expense of the kingdom.
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Can a clever young girl save her eleven brothers from the curse of a wicked queen in this classic fairy tale with delicate pen and ink illustrations? (Ages: 4-8).
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